Celebrations Of 150th Birth Anniversary Of Swami Vivekananda At Gaborone In Botswana

On 19 July, Maharaj visited a multicultural private High School “Lagae Academy” and gave an inspiring Talk to about 400 students on Swami Vivekananda and the Importance of concentration in Education. In the evening, Maharaj visited the Sai Centre. Present at the function were Honorable Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mr. Oreeditse Molebatsi and High Commissioner of India, His Excellency, Mr. Madhav Chandra. Revered Maharaj gave a brilliant talk on Swami Vivekananda and the harmony of all sects and religion. A Souvenir dedicated to Swami Vivekananda was released by Maharaj and the first copy was presented to the Honorable Deputy Minister.

The main function for Swamiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary was held on 20 July at the Botswana Hindu Society Hall, Maru-a-Pula. The Honorable Deputy Minister for Finance and Planning Mr Vincent T. Streets, the High Commissioner of India Sri Madhav Chandra and the Counsellor Sri Chawla were also present at this important public function. Master Sparsh Gautham delivered verbatim Swamiji’s first address in World Parliament of Religions held at Chicago, USA on 9 September 1893.

Maharaj thanked especially the members of the Organising Committee and acknowledged all devotees’ active contribution who were instrumental in success of the entire four-day program. The members are keen to implement the ideas that Revered Maharaj has advised us and they look forward to further the interaction with the monks of the Ramakrishna Mission in the future.

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